Today I recycled a dress I bought about 15 years ago. My in-laws (soon to be ex) are very traditional. We have to wear ‘auspicious’ colours like red, pink or orange for Chinese New Year, weddings or birthdays. I don’t like these colours. Over the years, I’ve had to buy pink, red and orange clothes just for these occasions. Over the next year, I will be throwing them away!! Looking forward to wearing clothes I like 🙂
Yesterday I threw out a red blouse.
On Wednesday, I threw out a pink cardigan.
On Tuesday, I threw out a sexy white top with a front flap which opens tantalisingly when the wind blows. I bought this even before I bought my red dress, about 20 years ago. Those were the days when I wore slinky, low cut stuff.
On Monday 31st July, I threw away my last piece of silky lingerie.
Wearing lingerie is all about wanting to feel sexy. I can’t see myself wanting to feel sexy again.
On Sunday, I threw away a lavender blouse. The cut really fitted me nicely but it’s one of those low cut clothes I can’t bear to wear anymore.
On Saturday, I threw away old Hello kitty pyjamas. In the last 4 years, I’ve been wearing track pants to sleep. Cotton pjs are not warm enough.
On Friday, the 150th day, I went through a couple of boxes in the attic and found the Green curtains meant for J’s room. She changed her mind after less than 1 year of use. But they were too good to throw.
On Thursday, I threw away expired, clumpy aloe vera.
On Wednesday, I recycled a nice stationery kit given to J when she attended a US uni talk.
On Tuesday, I recycled a handbag holder. You know one of those things you clip on a table in a restaurant and hang your handbag underneath? Firstly, I don’t carry handbags anymore. Secondly, it had a picture of a couple. I remember getting it instead of cake at a wedding. These days, no one gives little boxes of fruit cake at weddings anymore. I’ve received ‘creative’ gifts from coasters to key chains. But not cake 😦
On Monday 24th July, I threw away a lipstick that melted! I’ve only had it for a year.
On 23rd and 22nd July, I recycled 2 notebooks. I’ve been saving them because I’m a writer. I write a lot. But when N put some of her lovely unused notebooks in the recycling bag (a few were given to her by me), I saved her notebooks for myself. So I gave up 2 of mine (so plain in comparison).
On 21st July, I decided to give away an unused pack of New Jersey playing cards. I had bought it when I went to visit my brother. I thought it would make a nice souvenir for my kids but none of them wanted it. These days, kids prefer online games.
Speaking of actual physical toys, on Thursday, I recycled a brand new packet of pick-up sticks. I had saved it from one of the kids who got it from school and wanted to throw it away. Why did I bother?
On 18th and 19th July, I threw out 2 body shop lotions- 1 vanilla, 1 green apple. They were given to me by my sis who didn’t like them. I tried to use them even though I wasn’t crazy about their scent. I hate waste. But after a few months, I felt life was too short to use lotion I don’t like.
From 15th to 17th July, I threw away more expired medicine – Cortisone, Telfast and Zyrtec.
So far, I’ve thrown 157 things. I haven’t regretted anything I’ve thrown. Yet.